USPS Flag Check: Are your banners fit to be flown?

October 19, 2023 The Postal Service is reminding facility managers to check the condition of their POW-MIA flags before Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The upcoming observance is also a good time to check the condition of U.S. flags and the poles that they fly from. USPS facilities are¬†required to display¬†the POW-MIA flag along with the…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Sept. 11, Patriot Day

September 8, 2023 President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Monday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day, also known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist…

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USPS: Burial Flag Program procedural change reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees about a procedural change for the replenishment of flags distributed through the organization‚Äôs Burial Flag Program. Through the program, all retail Post Offices serve as a burial flag repository in accordance with Retail Operations Handbook PO-209 and Administrative Support Manual 474. Under the procedural change, which took effect in…

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USPS: Change announced for burial flag program

USPS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have made a procedural change for replenishment of flags distributed through the Postal Service Burial Flag Program. One of the most powerful symbols recognizing military service, and an enduring memento treasured by many deceased veterans‚Äô families, U.S. flags in the program will now be ordered through…

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